fiddler


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a musician who plays the violin

someone who manipulates in a nervous or unconscious manner

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an unskilled person who tries to fix or mend

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So words and tears were of no avail; the parson was sent for, and she was married to the fiddler.
Then the fiddler went his way, and took her with him, and they soon came to a great wood.
But the princess knew nothing of making fires and cooking, and the fiddler was forced to help her.
I am the fiddler who has lived with you in the hut.
The waltz in the back room being finished, the three couples, followed by the fiddler and the pianist and heading for the bar, caught Daylight's eye.
But the great effect of the evening came after the Roast and Boiled, when the fiddler (an artful dog, mind.
At the same time, they were very neatly dressed, made no collection, refused the halfpence offered them; and the people around could not understand the conduct of this rustic fiddler, who tramped the roads with that pretty child who sang like an angel from Heaven.
Instantly the fiddler grins, and goes at it tooth and nail; there is new energy in the tambourine; new laughter in the dancers; new smiles in the landlady; new confidence in the landlord; new brightness in the very candles.
In the Opera House a crowd had gathered to see a show and further down Main Street the fiddlers, their instruments tuned, sweated and worked to keep the feet of youth flying over a dance floor.
Five little fiddlers played as loudly as possible, and the people were laughing and singing, while a big table near by was loaded with delicious fruits and nuts, pies and cakes, and many other good things to eat.
When the first music was played, he said, "It was a wonder how so many fiddlers could play at one time, without putting one another out.
Dear, dear, what a place it looked, that Astley's; with all the paint, gilding, and looking-glass; the vague smell of horses suggestive of coming wonders; the curtain that hid such gorgeous mysteries; the clean white sawdust down in the circus; the company coming in and taking their places; the fiddlers looking carelessly up at them while they tuned their instruments, as if they didn't want the play to begin, and knew it all beforehand
The movement grew more passionate: the fiddlers behind the luminous pillar of cloud now and then varied the air by playing on the wrong side of the bridge or with the back of the bow.
At the upper end of the room, seated in a shady bower of holly and evergreens were the two best fiddlers, and the only harp, in all Muggleton.
CCTV footage hailed as 'amazing' by the shop's owners shows Andy Fiddler, 52, tearing off his jacket and tackling the man during the raid at DJM Goldsmiths in Preston, Lancashire.